Philip Solms, Tomomi Yamakawa, Juliet Wagner, Claudia Orben, photo: Ian Waelder
Graduate Prize 2021
Nadia Perlov, Jardin Jadore, 2020, Videoinstallation; Lady Bug, 2020, 100 x 100 x 6 cm, Installation view, L’Esprit—Absolventenausstellung 2020, photo: Eike Walkenhorst
Graduate Prize 2020
Annette Hans, Kristin Reiman, Martin Engler, Jakob Brugge, Paula Kommoss, Jenny Nachtigall, Rebekka Seubert and Il-Jin Choi, Städel Garden, 2019
Graduate Prize 2019
Jack Heard, Städelschule, 2018
Graduate Prize 2018
Graduate Prize 2017
Anne Speier, Photo: Diana Pfammatter 2017
30 years of Portikus
Jubilee 200 Years Städelschule, Photo: Wolfgang Günzel, 2017
200 years of the Städelschule
Book Cover, 2017
Helke Bayrle
Anna Goetz and Stuart Middleton, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, 2016
Graduate prize 2016
Filippa Pettersson, Amy Ball, Don´t be a stranger (2015), Image © Camilo Brau
Amy Ball & Filippa Pettersson
Rosa Aiello, SERVING (2015), HD Video, color, sound, 9 minutes 48 seconds, Filmstill; Foto © Camilo Brau
Rosa Aiello & Cooper Jacoby
Building an Image Performance, Italian Cultural Institute New York, 2016
Letizia Calori & Violette Maillard
Luzie Meyer, The Balcony (2017), Filmstill
Luzie Meyer

Graduate Prize 2017

Leda Bourgogne

Leda Bourgogne (*1989 in Vienna) lives and works in Berlin. Between 2011 and 2017 she studied fine art at the Städelschule under Judith Hopf. From 2009 to 2011 she studied German and film at the University of Zürich, as well as comparative studies at the Goethe University in Frankfurt in 2015/16.

Leda Bourgogne’s work comprises painting, drawing, objects, film and text. With many and diverse influences from feminist theory, psychoanalysis, modernism, experimental film, literature and pop culture, her works grapple with language, the body and the psyche. Bourgogne’s interest lies in power relationships, social norms, identity constructs and structures of desire.

Graduate prize

At the Home of the Brave graduate exhibition in MMK – Museum of Modern Art Frankfurt am Main, she won the 2017 graduate prize of € 2000 awarded by Städelschule Portikus e.V.

The installation of her works Polie, Ventilation Baby 1-2 and Spinal Cord (all 2017) was selected by the jury with the following justification: “The group of works convinced with their exceptional painterly quality in the exploration of performative elements and experimental handling of the media. The presentation also convinced as an installation in the space.”


Jule Hillgärtner (Director of the Kunstverein Braunschweig), Mario Kramer (Head of the Collection, MMK), Katharina Momberger (Städelschule Portikus e.V.) and Fabian Schöneich (Curator at Portikus)

With support from Städelschule Portikus e.V.

Installation view, photo: Axel Schneider, 2017Installation view, photo: Axel Schneider, 2017
Leda Bourgogne, Ventilation Baby 1-2 (2017) (detail), photo: Axel SchneiderLeda Bourgogne, Ventilation Baby 1-2 (2017) (detail), photo: Axel Schneider